Period
to 28 October 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for KVM skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited KVM over the 6 months to 28 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Kernel-Based Virtual Machine (KVM)
UK
6 months to
28 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 947 655 964
Rank change year-on-year -292 +309 +39
Permanent jobs citing KVM 104 47 112
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.082% 0.095% 0.082%
As % of the System Software category 0.46% 0.51% 0.48%
Number of salaries quoted 73 41 82
10th Percentile £23,500 £30,750 £30,000
25th Percentile £44,750 £33,000 £34,375
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% - -18.18%
75th Percentile £73,750 £63,750 £55,938
90th Percentile £90,600 £65,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -19.05%

KVM is in the System Software category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 22,681 9,156 23,536
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.84% 18.45% 17.18%
Number of salaries quoted 15,553 7,862 19,698
10th Percentile £28,500 £30,000 £25,500
25th Percentile £38,750 £40,000 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
75th Percentile £77,500 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £86,250 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -

KVM
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing KVM as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for KVM in the UK

KVM
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing KVM.

Salary trend for KVM in the UK

KVM
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing KVM over the 6 months to 28 October 2021.

Salary histogram for KVM in the UK

KVM
Top 14 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing KVM within the UK over the 6 months to 28 October 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -303 84 £47,500 +5.56% 18
UK excluding London -238 49 £47,500 +5.56% 10
Work from Home -229 36 £47,500 +13.10% 7
London -212 34 £72,500 +49.48% 8
Yorkshire -78 21 £47,500 +5.56% 2
North of England -125 21 £47,500 +50.79% 2
South East -175 13 £45,000 -21.74% 2
Midlands - 7 £45,000 - 2
South West -95 6 £75,000 +50.00% 2
East of England -97 5 £20,500 - 2
West Midlands - 4 £47,500 - 1
North West -106 3 £47,500 +50.79%
North East - 3 £47,500 -
East Midlands - 3 £42,500 - 1

For the 6 months to 28 October 2021, IT jobs citing KVM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for KVM.

1 64 (61.54%) Linux
2 62 (59.62%) VMware
3 57 (54.81%) VMware Infrastructure
4 50 (48.08%) Firewall
5 46 (44.23%) Windows
6 44 (42.31%) Docker
7 40 (38.46%) DevOps
8 39 (37.50%) Data Centre
9 37 (35.58%) Debian
10 36 (34.62%) VPN
10 36 (34.62%) Social Skills
11 33 (31.73%) Azure
12 32 (30.77%) Cisco
12 32 (30.77%) Microsoft
12 32 (30.77%) Management Information System
13 27 (25.96%) Disaster Recovery
13 27 (25.96%) Puppet
14 26 (25.00%) Java
15 25 (24.04%) AWS
16 24 (23.08%) Hyper-V
16 24 (23.08%) Python
17 23 (22.12%) Ansible
17 23 (22.12%) Kubernetes
18 22 (21.15%) Windows Server
19 21 (20.19%) Open Source
20 20 (19.23%) Virtual Infrastructure
21 19 (18.27%) Windows Server 2019
21 19 (18.27%) E-Commerce
21 19 (18.27%) PHP
21 19 (18.27%) Project Management

KVM
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 15 (14.42%) OpenStack
2 9 (8.65%) Apache
2 9 (8.65%) nginx
3 8 (7.69%) Cloud Foundry
4 7 (6.73%) Tomcat
5 5 (4.81%) JBoss
5 5 (4.81%) Jetty
6 4 (3.85%) IIS
7 3 (2.88%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 33 (31.73%) Azure
2 25 (24.04%) AWS
3 14 (13.46%) GCP
4 11 (10.58%) OpenShift
4 11 (10.58%) PaaS
5 9 (8.65%) Cohesity
6 8 (7.69%) Amazon EKS
6 8 (7.69%) Azure Active Directory
6 8 (7.69%) Microsoft 365
7 7 (6.73%) IBM Cloud
7 7 (6.73%) MinIO
7 7 (6.73%) Stackdriver
8 5 (4.81%) Serverless
9 4 (3.85%) Tricentis Tosca
10 3 (2.88%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (1.92%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (1.92%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 50 (48.08%) Firewall
2 36 (34.62%) VPN
3 18 (17.31%) Wi-Fi
4 15 (14.42%) VLAN
5 12 (11.54%) DNS
6 11 (10.58%) SD-WAN
7 7 (6.73%) Internet
7 7 (6.73%) SAN
7 7 (6.73%) Software-Defined Networking
7 7 (6.73%) VSAN
8 6 (5.77%) BGP
9 4 (3.85%) Ethernet
9 4 (3.85%) MPLS
9 4 (3.85%) OSPF
9 4 (3.85%) SNMP
9 4 (3.85%) WAN
10 3 (2.88%) NetScaler
10 3 (2.88%) Network Security
10 3 (2.88%) TCP/IP
11 2 (1.92%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (17.31%) MySQL
2 8 (7.69%) NoSQL
3 3 (2.88%) Big Data
3 3 (2.88%) MongoDB
3 3 (2.88%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.92%) MariaDB
5 1 (0.96%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.96%) Blockchain
5 1 (0.96%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 14 (13.46%) GitLab
2 13 (12.50%) Jenkins
3 12 (11.54%) Git (software)
4 10 (9.62%) Maven
5 5 (4.81%) Ant
5 5 (4.81%) Gradle
5 5 (4.81%) Vagrant
6 2 (1.92%) Emacs
7 1 (0.96%) Selenium
General
1 36 (34.62%) Social Skills
2 12 (11.54%) Presentation Skills
3 8 (7.69%) Telecoms
4 6 (5.77%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (4.81%) Finance
6 4 (3.85%) Electronics
6 4 (3.85%) iGaming
6 4 (3.85%) Publishing
6 4 (3.85%) Retail
7 3 (2.88%) Marketing
8 2 (1.92%) Fire and Rescue
8 2 (1.92%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 2 (1.92%) Law
9 1 (0.96%) Legal
9 1 (0.96%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 35 (33.65%) Architect
2 19 (18.27%) Linux Engineer
3 17 (16.35%) PHP Architect
4 14 (13.46%) Systems Engineer
5 9 (8.65%) Support Engineer
6 8 (7.69%) 1st Line Support
7 7 (6.73%) DevOps Engineer
8 6 (5.77%) 1st Line Engineer
8 6 (5.77%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
8 6 (5.77%) 1st Line Support Analyst
8 6 (5.77%) 1st Line Support Engineer
8 6 (5.77%) Analyst
8 6 (5.77%) Service Analyst
8 6 (5.77%) Service Desk Analyst
8 6 (5.77%) Service Desk Engineer
8 6 (5.77%) Service Desk Support
8 6 (5.77%) Service Desk Support Analyst
9 5 (4.81%) Developer
9 5 (4.81%) Java Developer
9 5 (4.81%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (11.54%) RabbitMQ
2 9 (8.65%) Elastic Stack
3 7 (6.73%) Kafka
3 7 (6.73%) Node.js
4 5 (4.81%) ActiveMQ
4 5 (4.81%) CSS
4 5 (4.81%) CSS3
4 5 (4.81%) HTML
4 5 (4.81%) HTML5
4 5 (4.81%) Spring
4 5 (4.81%) Spring Boot
4 5 (4.81%) Spring MVC
5 3 (2.88%) ADO
6 2 (1.92%) .NET
6 2 (1.92%) LAMP
6 2 (1.92%) YAML
7 1 (0.96%) OpenVZ
7 1 (0.96%) pytest
7 1 (0.96%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 39 (37.50%) Data Centre
2 32 (30.77%) Management Information System
3 12 (11.54%) Public Cloud
4 10 (9.62%) Cloud Native
4 10 (9.62%) Enterprise Storage
5 3 (2.88%) Clustering
6 2 (1.92%) NHS
7 1 (0.96%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.96%) Legacy Systems
7 1 (0.96%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.96%) Over-the-Top Content
7 1 (0.96%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 64 (61.54%) Linux
2 46 (44.23%) Windows
3 37 (35.58%) Debian
4 22 (21.15%) Windows Server
5 19 (18.27%) Windows Server 2019
6 18 (17.31%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (7.69%) CentOS
8 5 (4.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (4.81%) Ubuntu
9 3 (2.88%) Solaris
10 1 (0.96%) pSOS
10 1 (0.96%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.96%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (38.46%) DevOps
2 27 (25.96%) Disaster Recovery
3 21 (20.19%) Open Source
4 20 (19.23%) Virtual Infrastructure
5 19 (18.27%) E-Commerce
5 19 (18.27%) Project Management
6 18 (17.31%) Business Continuity
6 18 (17.31%) ERP
7 17 (16.35%) Computer Science
8 13 (12.50%) Mathematics
9 12 (11.54%) Agile Software Development
9 12 (11.54%) ITIL
10 11 (10.58%) Event-Driven
10 11 (10.58%) Presales
10 11 (10.58%) Service Delivery
11 10 (9.62%) Software Engineering
11 10 (9.62%) Thought Leadership
12 9 (8.65%) Data Management
12 9 (8.65%) Load Balancing
12 9 (8.65%) Storage Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (25.00%) Java
2 24 (23.08%) Python
3 19 (18.27%) PHP
4 18 (17.31%) Shell Script
5 14 (13.46%) Bash Shell
6 9 (8.65%) SQL
7 8 (7.69%) Go
8 7 (6.73%) C#
9 6 (5.77%) Perl
10 5 (4.81%) Java 8
10 5 (4.81%) JavaScript
11 4 (3.85%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 16 (15.38%) Degree
2 9 (8.65%) Master's Degree
3 6 (5.77%) Computer Science Degree
4 5 (4.81%) DBS Check
4 5 (4.81%) Security Cleared
5 3 (2.88%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.92%) IISP
6 2 (1.92%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.85%) OASIS TOSCA
2 3 (2.88%) NIST
3 2 (1.92%) Cyber Essentials
3 2 (1.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.92%) NCSC
4 1 (0.96%) GDPR
4 1 (0.96%) QA
4 1 (0.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.96%) SLA
System Software
1 57 (54.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 44 (42.31%) Docker
3 24 (23.08%) Hyper-V
4 15 (14.42%) Active Directory
5 10 (9.62%) VMware ESXi
6 7 (6.73%) Ceph
6 7 (6.73%) vSphere
7 4 (3.85%) Firmware
7 4 (3.85%) iptables
7 4 (3.85%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (2.88%) XenDesktop
9 2 (1.92%) QEMU
9 2 (1.92%) Xen
10 1 (0.96%) LXC
Systems Management
1 27 (25.96%) Puppet
2 23 (22.12%) Ansible
2 23 (22.12%) Kubernetes
3 18 (17.31%) Rancher
4 13 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
4 13 (12.50%) Proxmox
4 13 (12.50%) ZABBIX
5 12 (11.54%) Terraform
6 11 (10.58%) Nagios
6 11 (10.58%) Prometheus
7 10 (9.62%) Salt
7 10 (9.62%) vCenter Server
8 5 (4.81%) Consul
8 5 (4.81%) Istio
8 5 (4.81%) Packer
9 4 (3.85%) Grafana
10 3 (2.88%) NetBackup
10 3 (2.88%) vRealize
11 2 (1.92%) CSIRT
11 2 (1.92%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 62 (59.62%) VMware
2 32 (30.77%) Cisco
2 32 (30.77%) Microsoft
3 17 (16.35%) IBM
4 13 (12.50%) Dell
4 13 (12.50%) Percona
4 13 (12.50%) Veritas
5 11 (10.58%) Citrix
5 11 (10.58%) Fortinet
5 11 (10.58%) Google
5 11 (10.58%) NetApp
6 10 (9.62%) Red Hat
6 10 (9.62%) SaltStack
6 10 (9.62%) Veeam
7 9 (8.65%) CommVault
7 9 (8.65%) Zerto
8 7 (6.73%) AppDynamics
8 7 (6.73%) Dynatrace
8 7 (6.73%) SAP
9 6 (5.77%) Juniper